Monday, June 6, 2011

A Little Tote Magic

How do you like this cute little toolbox I whipped up over the weekend?    

With my trusty Ryobi power drill, a handsaw and a few offcuts of packing case timber - I managed to put together this handy little storage tote.   Perfect for keeping all my stationery bits and pieces!

It really was one of the easiest woodworking projects I have undertaken.

A bit of measuring and a bit of cutting.   And then a bit of sawing and a bit of gluing.

Here are the two sides.  See how I have cut the corners off to give it that tapered look.

Next the front bits.  See those 2 skinnier bits of timber.  They were actually from the base of an old mattress ensemble.  (I knew they would come in handy one day!) 
The flat larger piece of timber is the base.  

Then it was just a matter of piecing it together.

And checking to make sure that everything was even and level.

I really love this steel washer which was embedded into the timber.  I think it adds real character to the front.

Then with a bit more gluing and screwing - it all came together.

I then used a special bit which allowed me to drill a couple of holes in the top and cut the top off of my old garden rake to make into a handle.  Perfect!

A coat of paint and a bit of distressing.

Oh, and of course I had to include a cute little hand painted sunflower and some

Then gave the whole thing a good sandpaper rub down just to give it that aged look.

And voila!

Here we have it - my rustic little sunflower toolbox.

I love it to bits!

And it looks right at home here on my desk. 

Don't you think?

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  1. Are you serious? You are so clever! A-M xx

  2. What do I think?? I think you are one clever bunny! That's VERY impressive...

  3. Very, very clever you are! Great job. K xx


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